‘Australian Poetry Journal’, Volume 10.2 – ‘tribute, observations’, is out now. Please see this extract from the introduction by Jacinta Le Plastrier:
Do not be afraid to think.
Test form, renew form, or defy it. Know there is a new permission to speak, and for more voices. Not to censure, censor our inheritances—in which there is still the cherishable, the followable—but to question, yes, that. To make that effort, with caring, love, and as needed, fierceness.To write, read the self, which can also be multiple, as are our inheritances, and also within if wished for, community.
APJ 10.2 combines nearly 30 reflective commentaries, directly linked to new or recent contemporary Australian poetry publications, with poems drawn from these platforms. Alongside this New Series, showcased in 10.2, there is an extensive exploration of the link of poetry and science in Alicia Sometimes’ article and poems, and we pay tribute to the powerful young voice of Khalid Muse, the OutLoud 2020 school slam champion, introduced by Emilie Zoey Baker.
AP would also like to point your attention to two simply beautiful articles honouring radical, and late, Australian poet, Ania Walwicz, who died last year—and we offer our profound gratitude to Robert Nowak, Gary Willis, Jane Grant, and Katherine FitzHywel, for their tender, intimate contributions on Ania here.
We deeply thank the Australia Council for the Arts for funding it, within the national poetry journal that is the Australian Poetry Journal, and for the core support of Creative Victoria and the Cultural Fund, the latter who supports our publications program as it is linked to our many literary festival events.
Designer: Stuart Geddes
Publisher: Australian Poetry
Cover artwork: punctuation drawn from a 10.2 poem, by Aidan Coleman, created by Stuart Geddes
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